Questions tagged [thesis]

Questions related to initiation, preparation, editing and presentation of a research thesis. A Thesis is a long research report including personal research conclusions and outputs. A Thesis must include personal research and the proper citations from other publications in the research topic.

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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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what is the etiquette to thank brothers wife in disseration acknowledgement [closed]

I helped my brother in law financially for his Ph.d and in dissertation doc, he simply mentioned me as his brothers wife. (not sister in law). is that normal to not call me sister in law after 6+ ...
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Is simulation a necessary part of writing a research paper? [closed]

In fields like machine learning, where the validity of your solution is measured on the basis of the accuracy of your model, it is important to have a simulation i.e. write and run code to implement ...
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How do I present a hard-to-publish research work in my thesis?

It is my first post in 'ACADEMIA'. I am a PhD student working in nuclear medicine. In my first two years of PhD, I had approached my thesis problem in a certain way which is isolated from the existing ...
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I absolutely hate my PhD and I don’t understand the purpose of it

I am in the fifth year of my PhD and seriously depressed. In my first year of graduate school I was not funded. In my desperation for funding I chose an opportunity that came my way even though I did ...
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What kind of work is expected in Masters dissertation for admission to PHD in Number Theory in Europe

I am a Masters students in mathematics at a University in Asia. I am applying to European Universities for Phd position in number theory. I am interested in Analytic number theory and wanted to do ...
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Poor project description for bachelor thesis (student-exchange)

I'm going to do my bachelor thesis abroad this fall. I'm supposed to find a supervisor both at my home university and at the exchange university. I already found two professors willing to supervise me ...
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How should I ask my advisor on help with something I should know how to do?

I am creating a mathematical model in R (programming language) as part of my thesis. I created the first part of the model no problem and sent it to my advisor. She said I did a fantastic job on it. ...
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Should exploratory and incomplete work be part of a thesis?

I just finished the first draft of my thesis in computational neuroscience. It contains all the published work and some other material that is relevant to the main theme of the thesis. I deliberately ...
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Stuck without progress working on thesis - worried about failure

I am a student of Indian origin. I am Studying Mechanical Engineering in a local university in north of Germany. I am writing my thesis in a company. My task is to optimize the throughput of the ...
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Does a Ph.D. dissertation usually have an ISBN?

ISBN is for books. Is it a standard procedure to assign an ISBN for a Ph.D. thesis?
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Can a PhD thesis consist of “exploratory research”?

I am a physics graduate student at the stage where I need to come up with a PhD thesis proposal. I have an idea for a thesis project that I think is very interesting and has not been explored in the ...
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Is it possible to work on my thesis on my home country? [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible (and how frequent it is) to work my (math) PhD thesis in my home country if I am an international student?
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Is it possible for someone to get into a PhD without a thesis in Masters-level?

Is it possible for someone to get into a Ph.D. without a thesis at Masters-level? If someone doesn't have a thesis at his Masters-level, what other criteria can he fill in order to approach a ...
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Bachelor thesis with same topic

I've successfully defended my bachelor thesis. After some months I've been curious to see if there are any other thesis with the same topic that I've chosen. I found some that are similar to mine (...
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Communication with a student pursuing the bachelor's thesis

As a part-time lecturer, this is the first time that I have been assigned to drive a bachelor's thesis. I try to convey to them my interest in their project. And, I also recommend them to be in ...
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Whether its a good idea to apply for professors working in algebraic number theory for phd in analytic number theory

I am masters student and I am applying for phd position in analytic number theory in Europe. But there are very less number of professors in analytic number theory as compared to algebraic number ...
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Obtaining a non-digitized thesis

I have been trying for a few weeks now to obtain a published thesis (this one, if you're wondering), but have had no luck in doing so. There currently exists only one copy of this thesis, at the ...
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Acquiring a bound copy of someone else's thesis

I am in Canada and wanted to get a bound copy of someone's doctoral thesis in Sweden. The thesis is fully available online in PDF form for free from the library/publisher, but since there is a ...
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Unfair penalization of Bachelors thesis resulting in a “downgrade” of my degree [closed]

I recently submitted my completed Bachelors Thesis. In the guidelines we were given for the thesis, it was stipulated that the thesis should not be more than a certain amount of pages long. My thesis ...
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Can't find research area in my master thesis topic [closed]

I'm master computer science student. I would like to do my master thesis in a company. I got a topic from a company but the problem is when I show my topic to my professor he said he didn't find ...
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Can a penetration test write-up be used as a bachelor thesis? [closed]

I'm doing a Computer Science degree in university. While the program provided by the uni is not focused, I'm personally focusing on studying security, aiming to become a Penetration Tester/Red Teamer. ...
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Write my Literature Review

I started my dissertation and I want some advices in how to start the literature review. I know that it should be systematic and not a simple summary of each book or article. But my doubts relate to ...
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I ran many tests for my thesis, should I report tables and graphs for all of them? [closed]

I'm writing my PhD thesis. I used a number of statistical tests to test my hypothesis. Only one test was able to answer my question while the rest (3 tests) couldn't. If I report the results of the ...
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What should be done when the theory behind a PhD thesis turns out to be wrong?

I have a friend who has been working on a PhD dissertation for over 3 years and he is supposed to be wrapping it up. Unfortunately, his thesis involves a complex model and populating the model with ...
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Digressing in Footnotes

I am currently writing my thesis. At times, I find it may be helpful to add additional context to a quotation or I may want to include an additional, interesting fact that complements the main body of ...
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In the UK, who owns the intellectual property of a thesis?

Assume the following problem: A person decides to create software for his thesis. His application turns out to be very profitable. If he continues creating it, will the University own the ...
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Writing style in academic English

[comments from my supervisor] You still have a tendency to use phrases such as "All in all", and "To this end". Not a serious problem of course, but be aware that the editors/reviewers for some ...
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Ordering publication list in thesis [closed]

When including a list of own publications in thesis, which order would you follow? Descending chronological order Ascending author position Relevance to thesis chapters (Any other ways)
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Can I have only six chapters in my Phd thesis? [closed]

I'm considering having six chapters in my PhD thesis: General Introduction (including literature review) General Methods Study 1 (as a published paper) Study 2 (as a published paper) Study 3 (...
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Should a list of typos go in thesis defense presentation

I have a list of about a dozen small errors I've personally discovered in my thesis. Is it advisable to have a slide during the presentation listing these? I understand that this is superfluous, ...
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My advisor wants me to make my PhD thesis weaker

I am a final year PhD student in mathematics at a university in Spain and about to submit my thesis in a few weeks. During the last months, I have been writing up the remaining details of a project. ...
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How do i choose a paper as a reference paper in my thesis? [closed]

How do i choose a paper as a literature review in my thesis?i mean,there should be a order of choosing a paper as a literature review in our thesis. For example,i do energy harvesting optimization in ...
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Should I change thesis topic?

I'm a student in the technical field A in a European university. I'm currently doing a master thesis in a field that's notoriously at the interface of subjects A and B, I haven't officially started ...
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How to do a literature review on practical research (thesis)?

Some background, for my bachelor of science degree I have to do a practical research (thesis) for a company that develops software. At the end of my Introduction chapter I arived at the following ...
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Is university allowed to refuse to confirm my masters theme due to lack of appropriate research staff?

I am paying for my studies and I have chosen my own theme for my MS thesis. It is in artificial general intelligence and symbolic methods, rather rare theme. I am promising to do all the work fully ...
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Referring to a result that comes later

So in writing a math paper, if I am writing a proof of a theorem and I need to refer a lemma that comes later in the same paper. What is the proper way to say that? For example if I am proving a ...
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What should I take in consideration when planning a Design Science Research?

I am planning a proposal for a thesis (on Forecasting Daily Energy Prices), in which I need to select the methodology and define its phases. As I intend to develop new technologies and/or solve ...
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My PhD defense is next week. I feel that I have not done enough work to justify my time spent on the thesis. What can I do about this?

I spent 5 years on my mechanical engineering PhD. I think that my thesis work could have been done in 2 years by a serious student. I have wasted my time on futile work. I don't know how to justify ...
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Is it normal to feel a bit unmotivated at the start of PhD programme for not getting the exact topic of interest for my PhD?

I am a second year PhD student in Canada. My first year was spent pursuing courses and getting a hang on the PhD topic that I am supposed to work for the next 4-5 years. I always wanted to work in ...
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I believe my PhD dissertation was unfairly graded too low (cum laude): what should I do?

I recently completed my Ph.D. in Germany. I believe my dissertation was evaluated extremely unfairly. For my dissertation, I published seven papers in high-impact international medical journals (IF ...
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How can I help to participate in data collection or research work as a field researcher? [closed]

To clarify my question, due to length limitations in question part. For PHD, Researcher allowed to take part as research subject for data collection/analysis? How to include personal accounts of/...
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Self-plagiarism in Publication-based commentary PhD thesis? [duplicate]

I am writing a publication-based PhD thesis, and the thesis will not be publicly accessible once has been finished due to classified data included. The thesis is not the traditional sandwiched thesis, ...
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Acceptability of 'not possible' for master thesis research [duplicate]

I am currently working on my (Computer Science) master thesis, and have been doing so now for about 5-6 months. The default time for thesis work at my university is about 9 months. Aspects such as ...
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Is my PhD adviser being unethical?

My PhD adviser and I decided to publish in Physical Review Letters. After nearly finishing the manuscript, he realized the publication cost was $800 and now instead wants to publish in a significantly ...
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Show examples of public dataset in master thesis

So I'm currently in the final phase of my master thesis and started writing a few days ago. My thesis bases its work on a public dataset (the authors published it on GitHub an state in their paper ...
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Question about Data analysis [closed]

My thesis title is : Important of user-generated contact in tourism decision making. I am worried about my methodology. I am not sure what kind of data analysis that can I use. I will use survey ...
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Individual contribution to PhD thesis as a part of bigger project

I have a question related to the personal contribution to PhD thesis (physics, materials science), when it was a small part of a big project and there were no real hypothesis or problem in your thesis ...
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Must I share my transcripts with my supervisor? [closed]

I am in the data analysis phase of my Phd Dissertation. My supervisor has demanded that I share my transcripts with them so they can "help me" analyze my data. I do not want their help analyzing my ...
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Structuring Dissertation as Thesis Rather than “Standard” Bachelor's Structure

I'm in the process of developing a quantum random number generator utilising novel mechanisms that haven't yet been implemented in commercial products in an effort to achieve better randomness and a ...

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